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Next task force meeting will be on 11/17/16 at 1-3pm. Sequoia Health and Wellness, 749 Brewster  Ave, Redwood City, 94063.  Click here for a map.

Mark your calendar for our meetings in 2017: 1/19/17, 3/16/17, 5/18/17, 7/20/17, 9/21/17, and 11/16/17.

Fall Prevention Awareness Month is here!

Did you know that falls are the #1 cause of injury, hospital visits, and death from injury among people 65+? Help change that with these six ways to prevent falls and visits San Mateo County Fight Falls for more tips.

 

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Join us at the #sit2standchallenge. Check out the video and then try it yourself with your parents, grandparents or friends. 

Don't Miss Out the Evidence-based Fall Prevention Program near you.....

There are several free evidence-based fall prevention programs (Matter of Balance and Stepping on) beginning in September & October, 2016. For more info on programs at  Belmont,  Redwood City, Mountainview, Palo Alto and Los Altos  and San Carlos.

 

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If you’ve fallen recently or are at risk for falls, you may be eligible to participate in a free, home-based fall prevention program.
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Welcome to the Fall Prevention Coalition of San Mateo County website

The Fall Prevention Coalition of San Mateo County informs, collaborates, and raises awareness to prevent falls among older adults living in our community. 



Member Spotlight

sutter-logo.jpgSutter Care at Home (SCAH) – formerly Sutter VNA & Hospice – is one of the largest, not-for-profit home health care agencies in Northern California. Since its beginning in 1906, SCAH has enhanced the health and well-being of the community through a commitment to compassion and excellence to home-based services and products. SCAH offers personalized care to patients through home health care, hospice, home medical equipment and respiratory care, home infusion therapy, private and geriatric care, Lifeline medical alert services, and community flu and wellness programs. With dedicated teams of health care providers caring for more than 50,000 patients each year, SCAH offers local service through branch offices in 12 counties. Sutter Care at Home made 279,000 home health visits and provided 218,000 patient days of care in hospice in 2011. As an affiliate of Sutter Health, SCAH is leading the transformation of home care to achieve the highest levels of quality, access and affordability. To learn more, visit www.SutterCareAtHome.org.

 

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